7 Signs That Your Current L&D Program Is Overwhelming (And Tips To Lighten The Cognitive Load)

August 18, 2022

When it comes to learning in the workplace, there are endless amounts of topics and competencies that are available and encouraged to be learned. With such a vast availability of knowledge and education, training can easily become overwhelming. Red Flags your Training Program is Causing Cognitive Overwhelm  Information Overload: Employees feel a sense of frustration…

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Benefits of Blended and Hybrid Learning

November 18, 2021

The corporate learning and development landscape has dramatically evolved in the past few years. As organizations grow, there has been an increasing need to deliver training that best meets the needs and capabilities of a diverse workforce. While many L&D professionals recognize that training cannot be a one-time event, they often run into time, cost,…

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The Corporate Disconnect Between People Strategy & Learning Strategy

October 26, 2021

There is a significant disconnect between what leaders intuitively know is important versus how we will get our future leaders to carry the torch. Leadership misses the mark when it comes to the critical importance of learning strategy in corporate training. Leaders often build their corporate strategy around areas that will help their business sustain…

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Hosting & LMS Customization: Considering Your Unique Learning Needs

May 29, 2019

Many organizations find it difficult to pin point the differences between the myriad LMS platforms currently in the market. What makes Meridian different? In this video, our CSO, Paul Terry, discusses the importance of considering a number of factors when evaluating your online learning environment. He also touches on Meridian’s ability to deliver an LMS…

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The Anatomy of a Great RFP Requirement

April 27, 2017

When I’m not giving demos or travelling to tradeshows to meet potential and existing clients, I spend the majority of each day evaluating client RFPs and RFP requirements to determine if our product and solution provide a good fit for your various business needs.   After doing this for a decade, I estimate I have…

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3 Takeaways from ATD 2016

June 14, 2016

The ATD International Conference and Exposition is undoubtedly one of the best shows for learning and development pros to attend, and this year was no exception. Last month, I had the opportunity to travel to Denver and attend 26 sessions at ATD. From the opening keynote to the individual sessions this is a great show…

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Why Employees Aren’t Wasting Time on Learning

May 10, 2016

In a dream world, we’d all devote countless hours to our professional development. Who doesn’t want to brush up on old skills and learn something new? It would only make us better contributors, right?   Here’s the rub: the modern learner only has about 1% of their day they can devote to learning and development activities.¹…

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5 Characteristics of Leaders People Want to Follow

February 18, 2016

It seems like everywhere you look there’s a new blog, report or book on leadership trends and tips. From Harvard Business Review research on how to be a stronger, better leader, to Inc. and Fast Company articles listing the common traits of truly exceptional people – leadership advice is in no short supply. Even our…

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How to Become a Learning Leader in 2016

January 21, 2016

Resolutions for Your Learning and Development Function In order to be successful and stay competitive, organizations need to re-invest in their learning strategies in 2016.   We sat down with Kris Dunn, CHRO at Kinetix and Founder of Fistful of Talent, to get his insight into the top 5 areas that Learning and Development organizations…

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#ICYMI: Why Organizations Don’t Learn and How They’re Wasting Money in the Process

November 13, 2015

Learning and development isn’t a lofty goal organizations are hoping to achieve; it’s a vital component of business. It didn’t take a lot of digging this week to back up that argument. In case you missed it (ICYMI), here’s why organizations struggle with learning and how they’re wasting money in the process. Why organizations don’t…

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Compliance = Organizational Cat Herding

May 28, 2015

Here’s how to get your team on-board! You know the drill. You’ve got a compliance-based training event that has to be completed by a certain date to satisfy the powers that be (and avoid some serious fines or really bad PR). Whether it’s involving harassment, regulatory mandates (Sarbanes-Oxley, anyone?!?) or general safety training – you…

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Life Hacks: 7 Memory Retention Tips

April 21, 2015

This morning I made a pot of coffee and forgot to put the pot back on the burner. Naturally I didn’t notice until coffee came pouring down onto my countertop and eventually, my floor. My auto-pilot routine failed me. As I was mopping up the coffee, I thought, “How on Earth did I forget to…

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